'''Indiana''' is a U.S. state
located in the Midwestern United States|midwestern
and Great Lakes region (North America)|Great Lakes
regions of North America. Indiana is the List of U.S. states and territories by area|38th largest by area
and the List of U.S. states and territories by population|16th most populous
of the List of states and territories of the United States|50 United States
. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis
. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U.S. state on December 11, 1816.
Before becoming a territory, varying cultures of indigenous peoples
and historic Indigenous peoples of the Americas|Native Americans
inhabited Indiana for thousands of years. Since its founding as a territory, settlement patterns in Indiana have reflected regional cultural segmentation present in the Eastern United States; the state's northernmost tier was settled primarily by people from New...